Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carry out motorcycle tests, approve people to be motorcycle instructors and MOT testers, carry out tests to make sure lorries and busses are safe to drive, carry out roadside checks on motorcycle riders and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls.
Through the work of the DVSA and other motoring organisations, the UK is acknowledged as being amongst the best in the world for road and motorcycle safety. As with the philosophy of VideoBiker, the DVSA constantly strives to improve this position by reducing motorcycle accident related deaths and serious injuries.
When was your last eyesight test? Despite changes in legislation five years ago when ‘Cassie’s Law’ came into place, it is estimated that over 50,000 UK motorcycle riders are still failing to meet the minimum legally required ‘standards of vision for driving’ as laid down by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Looking then […]
Essential post-test rider training Motorcycle riders of all shapes, sizes and levels of experience wrongly and regularly believe that a full motorcycle licence automatically gives them a ‘black-belt’ in rider skill, along with full immunity from rider error. Motorcycles are generally very unforgiving of these two common errors in judgement (they are also unforgiving of […]
Is the DVSA raising standards with ERS? DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (Q&A for ERS Instructors)Asked by: Julian Nicholls, Biketrain Wales (Cwmbran)Answered by Chris Parr, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner (DVSA) Question: Asked by Julian Nicholls, Biketrain Wales (Cwmbran) – “Accident rates are running high in South Wales and we 100% see a place for ERS. We […]
DVSA working with motorcycle training industry DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (Q&A for ERS Instructors)Asked by: Tony Baker, ERS Motorcycle Instructor (Aintree)Answered by Chris Parr, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner (DVSA) Question: Asked by Tony Baker, ERS Motorcycle Instructor – “Hi Chris. Good to see the DVSA engaging with instructors in this way. I’m a professional Cardington qualified […]